Contact Information:
Mrs. M. Callaghan
mcallaghan@ksd140.org







Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Read as much as you can of Class Clown, will discuss th rest of the novel on Friday.

Math:
Test will be tomorrow. We went over the study guide today together.

Reminders:
1. Tomorrow is our pen pal field trip. A letter went out today on how to prepare your child.
2. Thursday is Spring Fest, students can wear their spring fest shirts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Homework/Newsletter

Homework:

Please bring in a recent photo either one I can keep or scan. 

Newsletter:

Things we learned this week
1. Started reading Class Clown. Worked on our comprehension skills and introduced new vocabulary words,
2. Students took chapter 8 test in Social Studies. This was an open notes and book test. Students did a great job. 
3. Students finished up chapter 11 in math, test will be Wednesday.
4. Started our last unit in science on the Stars. Learned how a Star is born and what happens throughout a Stars life.

Reminders
1. May 30th: No school
2. June 1st: Pen pal field trip
3. June 2nd: Spring Fest
4. June 7th: Last day of school, report cards will be issued. Metra Train Assembly will be on this day as well.

Have a great four day weekend! I cannot believe the school year is coming to an end. Remember if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Miss M. Brown

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Study D.O.L. week 35, test will be tomorrow. (Thursday)

Spelling:
Study words from unit 35, test will be tomorrow. (Thursday)

Math:
Home link 11.5

Social Studies:
Today students took chapter 8 test, there will be NO re-takes. This was an open notes and book test.

Reminders:
1. Pen pal field trip forms are due tomorrow. 
2. No school on Friday, May 27th. (Teacher's Institute Day)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Chapter 1 Class Clown vocabulary worksheet

Spelling:
Spelling book page 272

Math:
Home link 11. 4

Social Studies:
Today we reviewed chapter 8, tomorrow will be the test. This is an open notes and book test. Please make sure your child has well written notes for the test. 

Reminders:
1. Bring in your pen pal field trip forms no later than Thursday, May 26th. 

GO CUBS! 
 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Read chapter 2 Class Clown

Spelling:
Spelling practice sheet for unit 35

Math:
Home link 11.3

Social Studies:
Chapter 8 test will be on Wednesday. Students are NOT receiving a study guide. This is an open notes and book test. Please make sure your child has well written notes for the test. This is the last chapter test of the year. 

Reminders:
1. Field trip permission slips are due on Thursday, May 26th.
2. No school on Friday, May 27th.  

Golden Book Winners for May goes to..... Miss Brown's class!!!
Congrats, I'm very proud of all my students.


 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Newsletter/Homework

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Homework


Math: 
Please get chapter 10 test signed and return it to school by Monday.

Please bring in spring pictures 

Newsletter 

Things we learned this week: 
1. Read Mailing May and reviewed setting in a story.
2. Students understand that line graphs show quantitative changes over time.
3. Students took chapter 10 test in math.
4. Students have been observing the phases of the Moon.
5. Reviewed and practiced  writing compound sentences.
6. Introduced chapter 11 in math, students reviewed how to read and interrupt line and bar graphs.

Reminders:
1. May 30th: No school
2. June 2nd: Spring Fest
3. June 7th: LAST day of school, report cards will be issued.
5. June 7th: Metra Train Assembly 
6. June 1st: Field Trip to meet pen pals.
7. May 27th: Teacher's Institute Day, no school for students. 

Have a great weekend! If you have ANY questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me.

Sincerely,
Miss M. Brown

GO BULLS! SUNDAY!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Study D.O.L. for the week of 34, test will be tomorrow.

Spelling:
Study words from unit 34, test will be tomorrow.

Math:
Home link 11.1

Science: 
Observe the Moon and study notes.

Reminders:
1. Tomorrow please bring in your spring pictures. If you are ordering pictures, they are due tomorrow.
2. READ! Tomorrow will be your last day for A.R. points, students will have time in the lab.
3. Friday is the last day of roller skating, hope the students had FUN!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flat Stanley Project

We started our Flat Stanley project back in March. Each student sent Flat Stanley to relatives and friends in different places around the United States and even to other countries. I am so proud of ALL the hard work the students put into this project.

Click on the link below to listen and watch podcasts. We hope you enjoy their adventures as much as we did!


http://www.ksd140.org/video_gallery.asp_Q_VideoGalleryId_E_73

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Compound Sentences

Spelling:
Spelling book pages 265 and 266

Science:
Observe the Moon, what do you see?!? Which phase of the Moon do you see?!?

Remember to READ!

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Setting worksheet

Spelling:
Spelling book page 264

Math:
Study, chapter 10 test is tomorrow

Science:
Night-sky log

GO CUBS!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language:
Read, last day for A.R. points is Friday.

Spelling:
Spelling home practice sheet for unit 34, this sheet is due tomorrow.

Math:
Please complete chapter 10 study guide, test will be on Wednesday.

Science:
Night-Sky Log

Social Studies:
Using a Line Graph worksheet, due tomorrow.

Reminders:

1. Spring pictures are due Friday, even if you are NOT ordering them you must bring the packet to school.
2. Roller skating event forms are due by Wednesday.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Homework/Newsletter

Happy Friday! 

Homework:

1. Bring in your spring pictures, due next week.
2. Read! 

Things we learned this week:

1. Read The Pinata Maker and reviewed steps in a process.

2. Students are able to resolve a conflict and describe the symbols of our nation.

3. Students were introduced to the mean of a set of data; and to review the median of a set of data.

4. Students have been observing the phases of the Moon.

5. Reviewed compound sentences and conjunctions.

Reminders:

1. Multi Cultural Week: Was a huge success and the students did such a wonderful job!

2. May 20th: Spring pictures are due, please bring the packet back to school regardless.

3. May 20th: Is the last day for A.R. points, READ!!!

Have a great weekend, enjoy this beautiful weather we have been having! The end of the school year is right around the corner. Please make sure your children are completing their homework assignments and studying for the last few exams. Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely,

Miss M. Brown

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Study D.O.L. for week 33. 

Spelling:
Study your spelling words from unit 33.

Math: 
Home link 10.9.

Science:
Night-Sky Log.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Steps in a process worksheet.

Spelling:
Spelling book pages 257 and 258.

Math:
Home link 10.7.

Science:
Night-Sky log. 

Remember to READ! 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Read

Spelling:
Spelling book page 256.

Math: 
Home link 10.6.

Social Studies:
A to Z books. Please complete the worksheet of the letter I gave you.

Science:
Night-Sky Log

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Practice book page 102.

Spelling:
Spelling practice sheet for unit 33.

Math:
Home link 10.3 and 10.5.

Science:
Night-Sky Log.

Remember to READ!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Friday

Homework

Please get  progress report sign and return them to school by Monday.

Newsletter

Things we learned this week:

1. Reviewed what plot means and conjunctions.

2. Students are able to describe the features of state and national governments and its leaders.

3. Reviewed units, tools, and measuring length in U.S. customary and metric systems.

4. Students took chapter 9 test in math.

5. Students understand the characteristics and purpose of a road map.

6. Students know the phases of the Moon. 

New Updates

1. Multi Cultural Week: All next week

2. May 12th: Caribbean Steel Drum Assembly

3. Progress Reports: Were issued today for all students. Please sign and return by Monday.

Have a great weekend! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me. 

Sincerely,

Miss Brown

Happy Mother's Day!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Study D.O.L. for week 32, test will be tomorrow.

Spelling:
Study ALL 20 words from unit 32, test will be tomorrow.

Math:
Home link 10
Please get your chapter 9 test signed and return it to school tomorrow.

Reminders:
1. Tomorrow is a S.T.A.R.T Day, dismissal at 12:30 p.m. 

Remember to READ for A.R. points! 

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Math Games Website

Here is another great website for math: 
Many games for students to practice their multiplication (It explains lattice multiplication very well)

http://www.coolmath.com/

Lattice Method 

Homework


Spelling:
Spelling book pages 249 and 250.

Math:
Practice your multiplication skills.

Social Studies: 
State and National Government worksheet due tomorrow. 


Golden Book Winners for April goes to..... 

Miss Brown's class!
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts:
Plot worksheet

Spelling:
Spelling book page 248

Math:
Please study for chapter 9 test, look over your study guide.

Go CUBS!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Homework

Reading and Language Arts: 
Practice book page 92. Vocabulary from Leah's Pony. 

Math: 
Complete chapter 9 study guide. Test is changed to Wednesday. STUDY MULTIPLICATION!

Spelling:
Write all 20 spelling words from unit 32 five x each in cursive.

Science:
Start observing the Moon.

Go CUBS!